Podcast 539: Virginia Jimenez: Knowing When To Change Direction
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast is a lovely lady who from her home in Miami Florida is taking huge action to create the life that she wants.
But it wasn’t always the case, as over nine years ago after earning a degree in business administration, with her whole life laying ahead of her she received one of those life epiphany’s that you just cant ignore
As she says” In December 2007 I was at a BBQ my mom put together to celebrate my graduating with a bachelors degree in business administration in finance. It was an evening of fun, laughter and dancing. Graduating was definitely something to celebrate especially because I did it while being a mom and working full-time as an assistant controller. While I was enjoying the evening with family, friends, music and great food I found myself not feeling happy or satisfied. It felt like something was missing. For some reason I thought happiness would take place after a degree. After that night I thought all I needed was to get a different job; so I went from a small business to a corporate job in search of happiness. After a couple of years I found I had a fiery desire to do something else all together. I realized I was just existing.”
And so she started taking action, upskilling herself and working like crazy towards a future that would be under her control and perfect for her.
But how many times do we feel that life is being a bit unfair, when we are working so hard to make it what we want?
And this was certainly the case with our guest, who also found herself as a single mother looking after two young boys, which I think will be the starting point of todays show.
So did she study a subject that was something that friends and family have done, or did she simply choose something that looked good on paper?
And going back over the dots, were there anytimes that she would now erase if she had the chance, or were their gifts in everything she has dealt with?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Virginia Jimenez
During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with Virginia Jimenez such as:
Why she recalls being so determined to please her Mother as a daughter that she followed a path that was not hers to control, even when it came to skydiving.
How going through the education system is simply a conveyor belt for industry, and we should look for ways of lighting the fire of inspiration within those walls.
Why we should encourage our children to make mistakes in their lives, to free them from the fear of perfection and inaction.
Why she placed her ego to one side and performed so many side gigs in the early days of her entrepreneurial life, to ensure that she could make ends meet. And what gifts she gained from doing them.
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